Bunmi Akinyemiju is a busy 31-year-old. The vice president of East Lansing’s high-end Web-development firm, Artemis Solutions Group, CEO of the electronic payment startup, Enliven Software, and director of an “education portal” company in Africa called Splashers Technologies, Bunmi is a young entrepreneur who passionately calls the Lansing area his home.
Born in Lansing, Michigan in 1977 while his Nigerian parents were working on advanced degrees at Michigan State University, he moved back to Africa with his parents when he was five. He returned to MSU at 21.
Programming since the age of 14, Bunmi holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Michigan State University. He developed his entrepreneurial and technical skills right from the start, with the first company he started in Africa—Splashers Technologies.
Late last year, he was involved in the acquisition of Fidesic, a Seattle-based electronic invoicing and payment company. He recently led the completion of the first round of start-up financing for the new Michigan-based venture under the company’s new brand, Enliven Software.
Beyond his work with Artemis, Enliven and Splashers, Bunmi also sits on the advisory board for the Michigan State University Children's Initiative (MSUCHI), ran a mentoring program for the Boys and Girls Club of Lansing, and served on the Lansing mayor’s task force for economic development, job creation, and converging technologies.